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DIY Scrap Wood Letter

Our scrap wood pile has been growing with all the DIY projects we’ve been making. Luckily, I really like to dig through it to see what my options are. It’s one of my favorite past times, and a challenge I look forward to. Creating something amazing out of scraps= a bunch of fun! And since […]

Our scrap wood pile has been growing with all the DIY projects we’ve been making. Luckily, I really like to dig through it to see what my options are. It’s one of my favorite past times, and a challenge I look forward to. Creating something amazing out of scraps= a bunch of fun! And since […]

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Wood Welcome Sign

I mentioned before that I’m all about sprucing up the exterior of our home, and I can’t wait until I can start planting flowers and herbs! For this edition of $30 Thursday, I decided to spend the attention on our front porch, and add something to go with the new wreath I just shared. In […]

I mentioned before that I’m all about sprucing up the exterior of our home, and I can’t wait until I can start planting flowers and herbs! For this edition of $30 Thursday, I decided to spend the attention on our front porch, and add something to go with the new wreath I just shared. In […]

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Thanksgiving Burlap Placemats

Hard to believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but it is! Even though Anthony and I will visiting to spend it with his family, I’ve still been in the mood to do a few projects and decorating. It’s one of my very favorite times, and such a great Holiday to really soak in. So, […]

Hard to believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but it is! Even though Anthony and I will visiting to spend it with his family, I’ve still been in the mood to do a few projects and decorating. It’s one of my very favorite times, and such a great Holiday to really soak in. So, […]

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DIY Wicker Basket Mirror

Today for $30 Thursday, I thought it would be fun to share another easy and cheap project! Those are my favorite types of projects! 😀 In case you’re new here, $30 Thursday takes place on the first Thursday of the month and Jen from Migonis Home and April from House by Hoff join me in […]

Today for $30 Thursday, I thought it would be fun to share another easy and cheap project! Those are my favorite types of projects! 😀 In case you’re new here, $30 Thursday takes place on the first Thursday of the month and Jen from Migonis Home and April from House by Hoff join me in […]

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Picture Frame to Chalkboard

How can it possibly be time for another $30 Thursday? It seems like I was just sharing my chicken feeder centerpiece from last month. Time flies when you’re having fun! 😀 In case you’re new here, $30 Thursday takes place on the first Thursday of the new month. April from House by Hoff and Jen […]

How can it possibly be time for another $30 Thursday? It seems like I was just sharing my chicken feeder centerpiece from last month. Time flies when you’re having fun! 😀 In case you’re new here, $30 Thursday takes place on the first Thursday of the new month. April from House by Hoff and Jen […]

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Easy Chicken Feeder Centerpiece

Few things in home decorating are better than the fast and easy ideas that reuse old, classic items in a new way. My heart holds a special place for decorating like that. Ideas that bring a new use and meaning to forgotten or dated items can bring such a jolt of creative originality to your […]

Few things in home decorating are better than the fast and easy ideas that reuse old, classic items in a new way. My heart holds a special place for decorating like that. Ideas that bring a new use and meaning to forgotten or dated items can bring such a jolt of creative originality to your […]

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DIY Coat Hanger Towel Holder

Today is Thursday, which means I’m not only on my way to Atlanta, GA to attend my first blogging conference (woot!), but it’s also $30 Thursday! In case you’re new here, on $30 Thursday I join forces with April from House by Hoff and Jen from Migonis Home to create a project for $30 or […]

Today is Thursday, which means I’m not only on my way to Atlanta, GA to attend my first blogging conference (woot!), but it’s also $30 Thursday! In case you’re new here, on $30 Thursday I join forces with April from House by Hoff and Jen from Migonis Home to create a project for $30 or […]

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Easy Chalkboard Pantry Sign

Are you ready for one of the easiest projects I’ve ever shared? My mind (and time) have been so totally consumed with all things “fixer upper” that I haven’t had the time (or energy) to spend DIY’ing a big project. So this month for $30 Thursday, I’m sharing my easy chalkboard pantry sign. It’s cute […]

Are you ready for one of the easiest projects I’ve ever shared? My mind (and time) have been so totally consumed with all things “fixer upper” that I haven’t had the time (or energy) to spend DIY’ing a big project. So this month for $30 Thursday, I’m sharing my easy chalkboard pantry sign. It’s cute […]

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5 Projects To Make Under $30

We all like a bargain, right? I know I do. Often times I’ll see something that I love, but flinch when I see the price. That’s why I love making things for our home. I still get the look that I want, but at a much lower price. Today I’m sharing 5 projects to make […]

We all like a bargain, right? I know I do. Often times I’ll see something that I love, but flinch when I see the price. That’s why I love making things for our home. I still get the look that I want, but at a much lower price. Today I’m sharing 5 projects to make […]

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DIY Recipe Box

Happy Thursday to ya! And since today is Thursday, April from House by Hoff and Jen from Migonis Home are joining forces with me to bring you a project that you can create for $30 or less! This month I’m sharing my DIY recipe box. And even though it’s really simple, it’s so full of […]

Happy Thursday to ya! And since today is Thursday, April from House by Hoff and Jen from Migonis Home are joining forces with me to bring you a project that you can create for $30 or less! This month I’m sharing my DIY recipe box. And even though it’s really simple, it’s so full of […]

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DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas

Happy Thursday! Today, April from House by Hoff and Jen from Migonis Home and I have joined forces to bring you our monthly $30 Thursday challenge. In case you’re new here, $30 Thursday takes place the first Thursday of each month and we each share a project or idea that you can recreate for $30 […]

Happy Thursday! Today, April from House by Hoff and Jen from Migonis Home and I have joined forces to bring you our monthly $30 Thursday challenge. In case you’re new here, $30 Thursday takes place the first Thursday of each month and we each share a project or idea that you can recreate for $30 […]

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DIY Refurbished Door

This DIY refurbished door project was the perfect way to bring new life to this beautiful old door. Happy $30 Thursday to ya! In case you’re new here, the first Thursday of the month, April from House By Hoff and Jen from Migonis Home and I get together to bring you ideas you can do […]

This DIY refurbished door project was the perfect way to bring new life to this beautiful old door. Happy $30 Thursday to ya! In case you’re new here, the first Thursday of the month, April from House By Hoff and Jen from Migonis Home and I get together to bring you ideas you can do […]

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DIY Burlap Placemats

See how easy it is to make these DIY burlap placemats. They’re the perfect addition to your table and you can customize what you want each placemat to say! Today is $30 Thursday, so you know what that means, right? April from House by Hoff, Jen from Migonis Home and I are teaming up to […]

See how easy it is to make these DIY burlap placemats. They’re the perfect addition to your table and you can customize what you want each placemat to say! Today is $30 Thursday, so you know what that means, right? April from House by Hoff, Jen from Migonis Home and I are teaming up to […]

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DIY Large Round Serving Tray

This DIY Large Round Serving Tray is such an affordable, easy project that can be used in so many ways! It’s also a great beginner project! Hi there! Today is the first Thursday of the month, so that means it’s $30 Thursday! In case you’re new here, April from House by Hoff, Jen from Migonis […]

This DIY Large Round Serving Tray is such an affordable, easy project that can be used in so many ways! It’s also a great beginner project! Hi there! Today is the first Thursday of the month, so that means it’s $30 Thursday! In case you’re new here, April from House by Hoff, Jen from Migonis […]

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DIY Wood Centerpiece

One of my absolute favorite things about our dining room from our Christmas home tour, is that DIY wood centerpiece…. and the rosemary! And since today is $30 Thursday, I thought I’d share a little bit more about that fabulously smelling centerpiece! If you’re new here, $30 Thursday is a monthly project that can be […]

One of my absolute favorite things about our dining room from our Christmas home tour, is that DIY wood centerpiece…. and the rosemary! And since today is $30 Thursday, I thought I’d share a little bit more about that fabulously smelling centerpiece! If you’re new here, $30 Thursday is a monthly project that can be […]

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